Thursday, June 16, 2016
I thought some about flowers. I rather liked the idea. Then, when I was standing in the hall contemplating the quilt, I saw the design. Flowers in the colored squares, echoing the stripes in the pieced blocks and straight lines in the light blue.
I have four hours into it and have completed about 40 percent of the quilt. If I hadn't had to clean the house and work on the relationship, I could have had about four more hours into it yesterday. As it was, we are both out of town this weekend and the dog sitter would appreciate clean sheets, tidy environs and a clean kitchen floor that didn't stick to her foot wear as she walked.
For several days, almost a week, Steven had talked about a nice bike ride he'd like to do with me. What could I say? Yesterday we drove to Ilion, parked somewhere on route 51 and rode up and up and up for 8 miles along the Ilion Gorge. I was peeved at first. It was all up hill. Ok, it was a gentle up hill, as Steven had promised. The average climb was 2% with a very brief, 7% max , almost near the top. Heck, by then I was all warmed up and could have peddled another 8 miles, as long as the climb was never more than 4 %. The road, however, changed and the hills grew steeper. We turned around and were back at the car in half the time.
I could do that ride again. Steven, however, has other plans.
"There are nicer rides, closer to home." ??????
So why??? Oh never mind. This was marriage therapy, remember? We must do some things together and after almost twenty years, its best to just go with it.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Over and over and over again. This craziness. I don't understand it. I don't accept it. Why anyone who is not in the military needs an assault rifle. Why anyone thinks the Second Amendment gives them that right. We are hostage to the NRA. Admit it.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
I have some 5 inch square blocks and tried mixing the stripes with them. That was too much as well. Nor was it bright enough. I tried to brighten it up with some light blue .
So then I started moving blocks around.
Different position. Too stripey and too small.
I know that I had intended not to buy more fabric. I want flannel for the back and I don't have a piece of flannel large enough. I don't have much flannel at all.
I will put a border on the quilt. I think I will wait until the fabric comes to see if I should use this. I think just a one inch border will be fine.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
My next quilt will be an Edge to Edge (E2E) free motion simple pattern. I have enjoyed designing the quilting for each block. I know the ruler work echoing might be considered vacuous but it seems to suit the blocks. The free flowing feathers in the negative space offsets the straight lines. It is hard to see the whole effect when the quilt is wound up on the frame. Another reason to finish. So I can actually see the complete picture. Soon, maybe this weekend. After I vacuum.